Suburban garden – long and thin
This garden was produced by design evolution rather than as a project. It started well before any of my pursuits in landscape design and continued throughout my academic development. The garden was developed on and off from 1993 to 2005, incorporating lots of subtle changes over the years. A major re-hall was started in 2004 (as photos) with changes costing around £1000 in total, with £600 in materials and £400 in plants. This was achieved by extensive reuse of materials, careful re-siting of plants and also because it was exclusively hand built by myself. The first element implemented to the garden by me was a self sustaining wildlife pond, hand dug and constructed by myself in 1993 (aged 13). I guess this was pretty much the point at which I got into landscape design.
The photos shown below are from around 2005. At this point the pond shows a great ecological maturity. The pond, whilst only being 2m/6ft wide, is home to several natural inhabitants including newts and dragonflies.